Film Podcasts: who listens to them and what are your favourites?

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As film bloggers, we have decided to commit ourselves to spending an inordinate amount of time watching movies and writing about them. However, there is another group out there equally as crazy as us; these are the people who spend time watching movies and talking about them instead. So, for the first time on our homepage, here are some of our favourite film/movie podcasts!

Film Fandango (< these are all links, btw)

Hosted by English comedians, David Reid and Marek Larwood (and Buddy the dog), Film Fandango is a refreshing mixture of easy-listening banter, silly accents and some occasional high-brow navel-gazing. The show used to be broadcast on Absolute Radio (in Britain), hosted by the aforementioned pair as well as Danielle Ward, but she left recently to do something on Broadway.

Slasher Cast

My five favourite middle fingers; the guys over at Slasher Cast are an…honest…bunch. Not for everyone (read: explicit), this horror podcast is released week-on-week, and has recently celebrated a 2nd birthday. I have spent far too many hours listening and re-listening to the musings and rants of Jack, Mike, New Jersey Nick, Dave and Ted, and I always look forward to Tuesday mornings when I can listen to the newest episode. Honestly, some of my biggest laughs in the past year and a half have been as a result of listening to this show.

A Damn Movie Podcast

Talk about a perfect blend of low-brow banter and high-brow super-analysis… Broadcasting from Salt Lake City, Utah, Adam Palcher and Adamn Sherlock have reviewed a huge amount of classics (and Battlefield Earth), and, without fail, manage to make me smile with their back-and-forths. It makes me laugh when I hear the next beer can open, and if I had to hazard a guess, I’d go with Sherlock being the culprit.

How Did This Get Made?

This podcast is literally bananas.  HDTGM, not to be confused with HIMYM (fuck those guys), delves deep into the pit of awful movies, pulling out some forgotten gems – Mortal Kombat is the latest offering – for some brutal analysis and balls-out commentaryAlways hilarious and occasionally enlightening, this podcast hosted by Paul Scheer with regular guests June Diane Raphael and Jason Mantzoukus, plus a different guest each week, is a refreshing take on the film podcast. Crude, slightly insane, but an undeniable comedic chemistry between the hosts makes this one of my faves.

Film Junk

With humour drier than the Sahara, Film Junk and its Canadian hosts tear through current releases like it’s going out of fashion. They also have a really decent website, and some premium podcasts with in-depth analysis of some of the biggest blockbusters and franchises in cinema history. Also, sometimes it’s good listening to some hate, which is always a possibility with Film Junk.

Bloody Good Horror

Words of the day; beers of the episode; stories; letters; film reviews; bloody good laughs. This show goes above and beyond what I would expect from a podcast, and it’s up there with my favourites. A giant in the horror podcast world.

The /Filmcast

Probably the most populist show to which I listen, The SlashFilmcast touches upon all the newest releases in an easy to digest manner. I love their guests, especially Laremy Legel, and they have great chemistry. Much like Slasher Cast and Film Junk, it’s good to hear a podcast that doesn’t always agree. Also, /Filmcast had one of the best debates I have heard on the topic of streaming movies, Netflix and the future. Really great stuff.

Wittertainment: Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo’s Film Review

Flagship film show; The Good Doctor; Matthew Mahogany; BA in History and 100m swimming certificate; flappy hands; The Code of Conduct; totes emoshe, dead amaze; colonial commoners; Floyd and Boyd; oversized microphones; all-star guests; Kermodean rants; high brow, low brow; fart guns; top tens; long time listener- first time emailer; film of the week; TV film of the week; album of the week – Nick Lowe, Jesus of cool, David Morrissey and Hello to Jason Issacs.

If all that has left you scratching your head, listening to the podcast for the first time may have the same effect. Stick with it, however, and you will learn to wear your Wittertainee status with pride, as well as smugly congratulating yourself at how smart and knowledgeable you are about mis-en-scene and Japanese animation. A cacophony of in-jokes sandwiched between genuine banter, the best film analysis on the radio and truly impressive guests, this podcast is a must listen for wannabe film buffs.

So, fellow film lovers, what are your favourite movie podcasts? Does anyone listen to any of these? Also, if you have a podcast, drop a comment below!

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Founder’s Day trailer

As with Crying Wolfhere at Frame Rates we love being able to provide a platform to any independent filmmakers. That’s why we are proud to present the trailer for the forthcoming horror flick, Founder’s Day!

MainFrame Pictures is proud to announce the release of the official concept trailer for their forthcoming feature film Founders Day.

The quaint, suburban town of Fairfield is shaken by the shocking murder of high school student, Melissa Thompson. The prime suspect is jailed, and the residents look to the town’s bicentennial celebration to provide a sense of strength and normalcy. When more bodies turn up, however, the citizens of Fairfield grow increasingly suspicious of one another. With no clear motive, everyone is a suspect.

Founders Day is written, directed and produced by Erik C. Bloomquist, a Connecticut-based actor and filmmaker. His recent film, Midnight Brew, starring Kyle Edward Cranston and Greta Quezada, played the Trinity Film Festival and took home the Screener’s Choice Award. Another project, Laundry Night, will soon enter its third year on international television on ShortsHD TV.

Bloomquist and his team expect to shoot Founders Day in Connecticut in Autumn 2014 and release the film in Autumn 2015.

External Links

Official Website: www.FoundersDayMovie.com
Facebook: www.Facebook.com/FoundersDayMovie
Twitter: www.Twitter.com/FoundersDayFilm
Instagram: www.Instagram.com/FoundersDayMovie
YouTube: www.YouTube.com/FoundersDay

First Look: British horror comedy “Crying Wolf”!

2014 is going to be a year with more bite than bark.

Crying Wolf, a British horror comedy from the mind of Tony Jopia (Deadtime, Cute Little Buggers), tells the story of macabre and gruesome events in the quaint English village of Deddington. When a local girl, Charlotte, gets ravaged by a mysterious beast, teams of desperate reporters, crazy detectives and revenge-seeking hunters try to uncover the truth before it is too late.

Crying Wolf stars Caroline Munro, Gary Martin, Joe Egan, Kristofer Dayne and Ian Donnelly, it is released in March 2014 and you can check out the trailer and first pictures here!

We are both very excited by this low budget movie. From the trailer it seems to be perfectly toned as a British horror comedy, clearly has a sense of knowing, and some great makeup, CG and gore effects. Watch this space…we certainly are.

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Dallas Buyers Club Trailer

Our favourite Texan is back and it looks like he’s upped his game once more. Based on the true story of HIV victim Ron Woodroof, Dallas Buyers Club, could be the role that cements McConaughy into the Hollywood elite. If this is as good as the trailer looks, McConaughy could clean up during the awards season next year. Watch this space!!

As I Lay Dying Trailer

Directed, written by and starring James Franco, this adaptation of the classic seminal American novel As I Lay Dying, by William Faulkner, looks sufficiently intense and emotionally wrought. The films début is being made at The Cannes Film Festival in May. Check out the first look trailer now.